Lot 235: A two Luba animal Kifwebe masks

People: Luba
DR Congo
H: 10 1/2" and 15 1/2"
The first depicting a leopard, the mouth open with barred teeth and exposed tongue. The white pigment now fully browned; minor losses to the proper left ear; The second in the form of a rooster (?) more classically in the Kifwebe style with striations and black and white coloration. Each on a custom base.

Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.

Price Realized: $225

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